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I attended SUNY Maritime College and on graduation received a BS degree in Marine Transportation, a USCG Third Mates license and a USNR Comission.  I sailed in the US Merchant Marine as a ship's officer for three years before attending law school at American University.  From 1975 to 1995 I was with a boutique admiralty law firm and from 1995 t0 2011 with a large   general practice firm.  I have handled all types of maritime matters including collision, stranding, cargo damage, pollution, charter-party disputes, ship arrests, personal injury, USCG hearings and maritime security issues.  Since 1987, I have handled business related immigration matters including H, L, O, E, P and R nonimmigrant visas as well as EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 and EB-5 immigrant/permanent resident visas.  I have also handled family immigration matters for immediate relatives, naturalization, student and exchange visitor visas and I-9 workplace compliance.  Since 2002, I have represented a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization in business matters including recently federal grant management compliance. 


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 60%
    28 years
  2. Federal Regulation: 30%
    10 years
  3. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%
    41 years

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Law office of A. Robert Degen

150 Strafford Ave
Suite 110
Wayne, PA, 19087


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Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
State University of New York, Maritime College at Ft. SchuylerN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1968